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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 693

Collection of French booksellers' catalogs and prospectuses


A collection of French booksellers' catalogs and prospectuses.


  • circa 1769-1803

Language of Materials

In French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.2 linear feet (1 box)

A collection of printed announcements of new encyclopedias, journals of savants and literary works. It also includes an advertisement of a prize of the Académie Royale des Sciences for the year 1777.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are arranged in two series: Catalogs; and Prospectuses.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-011. Purchased with funds from the Brybo Book Fund, 2018 July.

2020M-58. Gift of Jonathan A. Hill, 2019 November.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.

Collection of French booksellers' catalogs and prospectuses, circa 1769-1803 (MS Fr 693): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
September 13, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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